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Woman returns home with baby to find armed, masked robbers inside

Woman locked in bathroom during robbery
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Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 18:17:59-05

ROVER, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two masked men pointed a gun at a woman and her baby when they broke into their home on Tuesday morning, detectives say.

According to the Bedford County Sheriff's Office, the woman was returning home near Rover around 8:30 a.m. after dropping off one of her children at school when she discovered the two men inside.

The men held a gun to the woman and ordered her to turn off the location in her phone. They then locked the woman and her baby in her bathroom and ordered her to count to 500.

She told investigators she could hear the men using walkie talkies while inside her home.

That's when detectives say the gunmen ransacked the house and took various items including a TV, gaming system, diamonds and hundreds in cash. The woman's Chrysler was also stolen and later left on Bunker Hill Road. Law enforcement did not find the stolen items inside.

The sheriff's office said in all the men stole $18,000 worth of property from the home.

Investigators believe the woman was targeted and the home invasion was an isolated incident.